Workshops


Writer Rod Miller also gives lectures, presentations, and workshops on writing and Western history.

He has presented to numerous writing groups and events, including the Tucson Festival of Books, Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Kanab Writers Conference, Idaho Writers League annual conferences, the League of Utah Writers annual conference and several chapter meetings, the Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair with Western Writers of America, Cowboy Poets of Utah Symposium, Utah Book Fair, Utah Literacy Association, and various school groups.

Programs on history have been presented to a number of gatherings, including Utah Westerners, Sunrise Senior Living, Utah County Historical Society, Brigham City Library lecture series, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Mormon Battalion Association.

For information about a presentation for your group, contact writer Rod Miller at: writerRodMiller@gmail.com


Writer Rod Miller’s 2018 schedule of events includes:

  • Cowboy Poets of Utah Symposium, 20 January 2018, Payson, Utah
  • Tucson Festival of Books, 10-11 March 2018, Tucson, Arizona
  • Pikes Peak Writers Conference, 27-29 April 2018, Colorado Springs, Colorado


Writer Rod Miller’s 2017 schedule of events includes:

  • Cowboy Poets of Utah Symposium, 14 January 2017, Payson, Utah
  • Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous, 4 March 2017, Hyrum, Utah
  • Spring Into Books, 20 May 2017, Viridian Events Center, West Jordan, Utah
  • Western Writers of America Convention breakfast roundtable on Western poetry, 22 June 2017, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Western Writers of America Convention panel discussion on writing about nature, 24 June 2017, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Utah Patriot Camp, 13 July 2017, Murray, Utah
  • Idaho Writers League Annual Conference, 22-23 September 2017, Pocatello, Idaho
  • League of Utah Writers Fall Conference, 6-7 October 2017, Taylorsville, Utah
  • Write Here in Ephraim Writers Conference, 13-14 October 2017, Ephraim, Utah
  • Re-Ride Reunion, 3 November, Midway, Utah
  • Local Authors & You, Salt Lake County Library System Viridian Event Center, 4 November 2017, West Jordan, Utah

 
Writer Rod Miller’s 2016 schedule of events includes:

  • Cowboy Poets of Utah Symposium, 9 January 2016, Payson, Utah
  • Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous, Youth Poetry Contest, 5 March 2016, Hyrum, Utah
  • Write Here in Ephraim Writers Conference, 22-23 April 2016, Ephraim, Utah
  • Spring Into Books, 28 May 2016, Viridian Events Center, West Jordan, Utah
  • Western Writers of America Spur Awards Finalist Luncheon, 24 June 2016, Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Sunrise at Holladay Senior Living, 29 July 2016, Holladay, Utah
  • Red Butte Bards​, 2 August 2016, Red Butte Gardens, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Book signing, 22 October 2016, Barnes & Noble, St. George, Utah
  • Kanab Writers Conference, 28-29 October 2016, Kanab, Utah
  • Local Authors & You, Salt Lake County Library System Viridian Event Center, 5 November 2016, West Jordan, Utah


Writer Rod Miller’s 2015 schedule of events included:

  • Cowboy Poets of Utah Symposium, 10 January 2015, Payson, Utah
  • Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous Youth Poetry Contest, 28 February 2015, Hyrum, Utah
  • Tucson Festival of Books, 14-15 March 2015, Tucson, Arizona
  • Granger Elementary School, 19 March 2015, West Valley City, Utah
  • University of Utah Division of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, “Introduction to Cowboy Poetry,” Spring Semester 2015, Sandy, Utah (cancelled)
  • Pikes Peak Writers Conference, 24-26 April 2015, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • University of Utah Division of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, “Introduction to Cowboy Poetry,” Summer Semester 2015, Sandy, Utah (cancelled)
  • Book signing and reading, The Book Table, 9 May 2015, Logan, Utah
  • Book signing and reading, The King’s English Bookshop, 28 May 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Western Writers of America Convention Breakfast Roundtable, “Blogging the West,” 24 June 2015, Lubbock, Texas
  • Western Writers of America Convention Panel Discussion, “The Land as a Character,” 27 June 2015, Lubbock, Texas
  • Think Again study group, 17 September 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sunrise at Holladay Senior Living, 24 September 2015, Holladay, Utah
  • Kanab Writers Conference, 23-24 October 2015, Kanab, Utah
  • Poetry reading and book signing, Willow Creek Outdoor, 24 October 2015, Kanab, Utah
  • Local Authors & You, Salt Lake County Library System Viridian Event Center, 7 November 2015, West Jordan, Utah


Writer Rod Miller’s 2014 schedule of events included:

  • Weber Historical Society, 27 January 2014, Ogden, Utah
  • Back Country Horsemen of Utah, Mountain Ridge Chapter, 10 April 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Western Writers of America Convention Breakfast Roundtable, “Short Story," 25 June 2014, Sacramento, California
  • Western Writers of America Convention Panel Discussion, “Writing Biography,” 28 June 2014, Sacramento, California
  • Western Writers of America Convention book signing, 28 June 2014, Barnes & Noble, Sacramento, California
  • Sandy Rotary Club, 23 July 2014, Sandy, Utah
  • Sunrise at Holladay Independent Living, 7 August 2014, Holladay, Utah
  • Sunrise at Holladay Assisted Living, 9 August 2014, Holladay, Utah
  • Idaho Writers League Conference, 26-27 September 2014, Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Sunrise Senior Living, 9 October 2014, Holladay, Utah
  • Book Signing, Read Cat Bookstore, 23 October 2014, Kanab, Utah
  • Kanab Writers Conference, 24-25 October 2014, Kanab, Utah


Writer Rod Miller’s 2013 schedule of events included:

  • National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, “Go West” book signing, 2 February 2013, Elko, Nevada
  • Kultura Club, reading and discussion, 21 February 2013, Sandy, Utah
  • Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous, Poetry Contest Judge, 2 March 2013, Hyrum, Utah
  • Landmark High School, 14 March 2013, Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Write for the Heights Kickoff, 16 March 2013, Whitmore Library, Cottonwood Heights, Utah
  • Write for the Heights Poetry Workshop, 13 April 2013, Whitmore Library, Cottonwood Heights, Utah
  • Book Club, reading and discussion, 29 May 2013, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • League of Utah Writers/Wordcraft Chapter, 5 June 2013, Holladay, Utah
  • WWA Panel Discussion, 26 June 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • WWA Book Signing, 28 June 2013, Henderson, Nevada
  • Kanab Writers Conference, 25-26 October 2013, Kanab, Utah


Writer Rod Miller’s 2012 schedule of events included:

  • League of Utah Writers/Wordcraft Chapter, 1 February, Holladay, Utah
  • Poetry workshop,Landmark High School, 6 February, Spanish Fork, Utah
  • League of Utah Writers/Bountiful Chapter, 20 March, Bountiful, Utah
  • Panel Discussion: Redefining the Western, Botts Auditorium, Special Collections Library, 11 June, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Western Writers of America Convention Book Signing, 15 June, Albuquerque New Mexico
  • Western Writers of America Convention Panel Discussion, Writing Popular Nonfiction, 16 June, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Western Writers of America Convention Spur Awards Banquet, 16 June, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo, 16 -18 August, Kanab Utah
  • Sandy Senior Center, 21 September, Sandy, Utah
  • Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 2-3 November, Heber City, Utah


Writer Rod Miller’s 2011 schedule of events included:

  • Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous, Hyrum, Utah, 4-5 March 2011
  • Western Writers of America Panel on Western Writing, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library, Bismarck, North Dakota, 20 June 2011
  • Western Writers of America Convention Book Signing, Barnes & Noble, Bismarck, North Dakota, 24 June 2011
  • Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, Reading/Book Signing, Encampment, Wyoming, 16 July 2011
  • Sunstone Symposium, Presenter/Book Signing, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 4-6 August 2011
  • National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo Judge, Kanab, Utah, 18-20 August 2011
  • League of Utah Writers Annual Conference, Logan, Utah, 16-17 September 2011
  • Idaho Writers League Annual Conference, Pocatello, Idaho, 23-24 September 2011
  • Writers of the Purple Sage Workshop and Retreat, Kanab, Utah, 21-22 October 2011
  • Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Heber City, Utah, 4-5 November 2011